Evelyn Hofer was born in Marburg, Germany in 1922 and died in 2009 in Mexico City. In the years in between, Hofer created a body of work that both looked back to the tradition of August Sander and anticipated the color work of William Eggleston, causing her to be called “the most famous unknown photographer in America” by New York Times art critic Hilton Kramer – a devout supporter of her work.

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